Stanislav "Stano" Kropilák (born 10 June 1955) is a retired Czechoslovak-Slovak professional basketball player. At a height of 6'10" (2.08 m), he was a talented power forward-center. He is considered to be one of the best European players of his generation. Kropilák was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. His nickname as a player was Kily.
|Born||10 June 1955|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|1972–1975||Slavia SVST Bratislava|
|1992–1994||Avenire Namur Basket|
|1994–1996||Spirou Basket Gilly|
|Career highlights and awards|
In his club career, Kropilák won 5 Czechoslovak League championships (1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985). He was named to the Czechoslovak League First Team 10 times (1976–1985). He was also named to the FIBA European Selection 4 times (twice in 1981, 1982, 1987).
National team careerEdit
Kropilák helped to lead the senior Czechoslovakia national team to a EuroBasket silver medal, at the EuroBasket 1985, as well as to two EuroBasket bronze medals, in 1977 and 1981. He was named to the EuroBasket 1983 All-Tournament Team.
- FIBA.com Profile
- Fibaeurope.com Profile
- Stano Kropilák at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archive)
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